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  WTTG    Fox 5 News Edge at 6    News  News/Business. New.  

    September 7, 2010
    6:00 - 6:30pm EDT  

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11th, since 2001 i the country celebrated the day with somber- filled poignant memorials. a church is doing something different this year, burning the q'uran. >> there is a time the talk is over and a time when we must stand up and battle. >> a group of more than 30 fake leaders from around the country gathered in washington denouncing the plan which they say is the latest in the series of troubling anti-muslim sentiment. >> i say sham on you. >> as an evangelical, i say to those who did this, i say you bring dishonor to the name of jesus christ. >> reporter: the faith leaders are meeting with the attorney general and in the hopes of pushing the justice department to get -- or direction violence at muslims. >> what is the real america? this is not the real america and never has been or should be. >> reporter: condemnations
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against pastor jones are pouring in from a wide range of groups, including the black panther and the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. general petraeus said if one american burns the q'uran, this could place many u.s. soldiers and civilians in jeopardy. he said, quote, images of the burning of a q'uran would undoubtedly be used by extremists in afghanistan and around the world to enflame public opinion and to incite violence. hundreds of afghans took to the streets of kabul, chanting death to america and long live islam because of the planned curan burning. the religious leaders appealed to understand that extremists in the u.s. don't represent the mainstream. >> don't use these incidents as hateful as they are and hurtful as they are, to justify any kind of hatred against america. >> reporter: the faith leaders have a long list of questions, including a statement about the government's commitment to freedom and helping local
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jurisdictions use the laws to prosecute them when necessary. >> and president obama will spend part of the 9/11 anniversary at the pentagon and this is a second year in the row and he travelled to new york for the anniversaries on saturday. and she will join laura bush at the site. bad news for the press when -- president. his approval ratings continue to sink and in a new abc news "washington post" survey, a record 57% say he's doing a bad job on the economy and overall, 52% are unhappy with the job performance and that is twill of % worse than ever before and the news edge on the district now. and the race for d.c. mayor. way ahead of the polls and -- they say the only poll that matters takes a place election
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day which is seven day away and karen gray houston has the latest from the campaign trail. >> reporter: this is an unusual primary race. the candidates are not just duking it out on debates andro and tv ad, but a new contest. the battle is happening online. on the candidates website and on u tube. >> vince gray doesn't think it was a mistake. >> reporter: one of the newest fenty jabs can be seen on youtube and based on the council chairman's reducal to admit mistakes during the candidate debate seen last week on fox 5. both of the candidates are pulling out all 9 stops and check out vince gray's website of testimonials by former spent supporters and some who worked in his administration. >> unfortunately, there was not a lot of thought about the long- term impact of his decisions. >> there are a lot of people working actively on this campaign who were either employees of the government.
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>> and the whole purpose is to get as many votes as humanly possible and we're worrying hard. >> reporter: they disagree on a wide range of issues but this is something that was easy for them, the development of the anacostia waterfront. >> all right. >> reporter: who wouldn't support the marina. it's being jump started and the new housing retail and office space is expected to retail next year. on the minds of the candidates, recent rowdy encounters between the overeager volunteers, vince gray wants police officers stationed at all the polling stations on election day. >> i'm talking about everybody. i citizen to my own people that, listen, we want you to do what you came there for. >> reporter: these elementary kids might be too young to vote. the mayor sees the moment to share the spotlight with some
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redskins before sunday's cowboys game and to -- at a local school. one more thing, gray wants parking meter fees rolled back to 6:30 p.m. and said they hurting small businesses. fenty said the d-dot director put that policy in place and they to be adjusted. >> and this evening, two of the biggest supporters of candidates will join us live on fox 5 news at 10. marion barry, gray and in the studio, fenty ally and co- founder, tonight at 10. and a series of robberies have students on edge. 6 incidents in total, two last night and this time they pulled a gun. beth parker has more. >> reporter: one happened where
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i am standing. there is a bike and running path and that connects students and they use it as a short cut to campus and this trail pops them by is neighborhood where a lot of students live. the shortcuts used all the time. last night, it got ugly. i didn't see them coming. they ran up behind me and told me to go of them my cash. >> reporter: this 21-year-old said the suspect threatened to kill him. >> and i cooperated with what he said and gave him my cash. i didn't want problems. >> reporter: susan hopes her dog wards off criminals. last night's incident hits close to home. >> it's basically in our backyard. >> and -- >> right heria. gee yeah. >> i was not here last night. when i read the, mail, it was scary. and now that guns are involved. >> reporter: minutes later, audrey smith saw police cars in front of her house and her street is a mix of students and
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non-students. and sometimes there are ladies alone, they come in and go in their house and they want to feel safe and have been feeling safe. >> reporter: six armed robberies off the university of maryland campus, some of the victims are students. >> and they're easy prey, do dumb things, do this all day. talk on the telephone. you can't hear people walk up behind you. >> reporter: mark works with the university of maryland department of public safety and said it's not always as simple as telling people to walk with a friend after dark. >> and some cases, the folks were in groups. there was a group victimized and beat know by several men that approached them and property stolen. they were doing what they were supposed to be doing.
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>> reporter: and now prince georges county police are working with the university of maryland department of public safety on these cases. again, there have been at least six incidents and two armed and in two cases, arrests were made. it's not clear how many of these are connected. in the meantime, the university is telling students to be alert and that they should be thinking about this and be ready and know what they would do if someone confronted them and they're handing this out around campus. what it comes down to is between 2 and 4:00 a.m., you are likely to be a victim of a crime n. college park, beth parker, fox 5 news and back to you. >> still ahead on the news edge, a neighborhood shut down as police search for a shooter on the run. it was pretty scary. >> i'm home alone with two kids and i couldn't get out to take them to school this morning. >> and details on the manhunt
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that led to the school lockdown and more. and a prince georges police officer place in handcuffs. wait until you hear what he allegedly deal did to a tow truck diver. and -- truck driver. and why a plea deal could be in the works for the former flight attendant. we're back. hang tight. 
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a prince georges county police officer has been arrested for
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allegedly assaulting a tow truck driver. it happened in odenton, maryland. the investigators say that daniels pulled a gun shoving it in the driver's face. the police believe he was upset over a car being towed and was not on duty at the time of the arrest. the flight attendant accused of cursing out a partial, sliding down the emergency exit chute and getting a plea deal. steven slater appeared in a new york city crime, charged with wreckless endangerment and tarns on both sides said that a deal was being discussed. >> we have had some discussions with the d.a. and hope to continue them to favorably resolve this matter. >> thank you. >> and he will receive a mental evaluation that could mean he will qualify for an alternative sentencing program and so far, he would rather receive community service. schools were on lockdown, roads closed. still ahead, where police caught up with the alleged gunman that had a neighborhood on high alert. and john lennon's killer is
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denied parole the sixth time. mark david chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for gunning down the ex-beatle in 1980. the 55-year-old chapman will be eligible for parole again in 2012 and lennon have turned 70 this october.
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joshua prince turned himself in. here's more. >> reporter: he turned himself in to pennsylvania police in pennsylvania near williamsport. the circumstances of himself turning himself in are unclear at this point and what we do know is the police say that joshua prince fired at least one roundality his girlfriend from a high-powered rifle inside here off of rock lidge drive. and that forced the police to ask the school system to lock down walter johnson high school here and tildon middle school. and this began after 7:00 this
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morning. >> reporter: montgomery county police alerted the response team and sent officers with the assault weapons into the neighborhood off of rockledge drive. for several hours, the officers searched for 32-year-old joshua prince. described by police as a man with military experience who was dressed in hospital scrubs at the time of the shooting and neighbors were told to stay in the apartment. what we have learn side this is domestic situation and ex- boyfriend joshua prince, a white male, 32 years old. fired at least one shot at his adult female former girlfriend
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girlfriend. >> the ex-girlfriend broke up with him. we had a beautiful weekend. >> yes. >> anda shot spell. >> yeah and the days are shorter and the heat is not lasting as long. >> right. >> not going multiple days in a row. this is our only 92 degrees day. >> nice. >> and this is a dat in the upper 80s and the cool front on through and tomorrow night, we're getting things cooler. you have to love september. it always delivers, doesn't it? and while yes today was on the hot side, it's going to get better. a live look outside. nothing diseased. let's talk headlines, the cooler air is coming tomorrow night and still warm tomorrow. upper 80s, not 94. today's 94, day have a new
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tropical storm, hermine, that made landfall last night, south of brownsville in mexico could some of that rain get here on sunday? we're going to keep an eye on that and the red skins are playing sunday night. that is not when we would like to have rain. that forecast is many days out. today, 94 as mentioned. dulles, 92. , bwi marshal, 91 degrees and we won't be going there again tomorrow. probably the upper 80s, gaithersburg at 88 degrees and annapolis, 83. culpeper, oh, still hanging in there with that 95 degrees and monasses, 91. across the country, though, i want you to see the cooler air coming. we're still hot here and had some of the hottest temperatures in the nation today. international falls current temperature, 54 degrees. fargo, 60; lincoln, nebraska, 78 degrees; chicago, 74 and great falls, 69. so, here come ours front. it will be coming to our area tomorrow morning. we're checking our max hd satellite and radar and finding a few showers along and when it
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comes across the mountains, we think it's not going to hang on to much of that moisture. i'll tell you where there is a lot of most our and here it is, central texas. the tropical storm hermine is, in fact, still a tropical storm and that is not too far from austin, texas. we have had rainfall rates of two to five inches here and it's moving fast enough to the north-northwest at 18 and there has been some flooding. but not as bad as it could have been and this area is very drought-stricken. we think this will continue moving to the north and i will show you the path with it in central texas. goes up to oklahoma and eventually some of the remnant moisture might get caught up in a second front that we will see later this week. tonight, though, fair skies and a few clouds around for sunrise, 71 degrees and may be a sprinkle. keep your fingers crossed. and the rest of the day, breezy and warm. 88 degrees and west winds will begin drying us out and we'll notice the breeze for starters and that is a very dry wind and tomorrow, we have kind of a high fire danger. we have been dry for too long
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and a low humidity day with a breeze will be kicking in for us. 8:00 a.m. 73; by noon, 85 and by 4:00, 88 degrees and so other than keeping an eye on what happens with the moisture, this is going to be a quiet, comfortable and dry week here. thursday, 78 degrees. friday, looks fantastic. 79 and saturday, 81 and we get into sunday. just when we would like to have a dry day, when dallas comes to town and that is going to feature some showers and/or a thunderstorm, depending on the timing of the moisture. that is what we have to go with now. 83. >> thank you, sue. was big al finally wore out his welcome. coming up in sports, rumors are swirling that the redskins are ready to send the defensive lineman back from where he came. and radar online reporting the man who popularized the phrase can't we all get along is getting married. rodney king, the victim of a brutal beating in los angeles by police in '91, engaged to one of the jurors from his controversial civil trial.
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cynthia kelly pushed to award king a 3.8 mepayout in the civil case against the city of l.a.
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aps? esp next reporting the redskins contacted the tennessee titans,
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albert hainesworth old team. the reports are that the titans are interested if the two sides could agree on compensation. hainesworth played the majority of the preseason finally last thursday against the cardinals when all the other starters were watching and multiple source were completely disappointed in how he played and on saturday and send, saturday and monday's practices, minimal reps for him and that is not how you prepare. and today, he received some support, though, courtesy of the quarterback mcnabb who appeared on local sports talk radio. >> albert is one of our brothers in the locker room and we want to make sure he's taken care of. he understands that i have to put the time and effort in this get an opportunity to show what i can do. he knows what he can do and we can't win without him and he
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plays a major part on our defense and everyone knows him. >> think he was being supportive. 10th-ranked virginia tech facing boise state. the hokies trail 26-20 and taylor to boyken and goes 28 yards for the touch and that two-point conversion vailed, 27- 26 and over a minute left. moore, play-action and finds austin petis with 13 yards for the game-winning touchdown. boise state defeats virginia tech 33-30 and a up to-10 is showdown. >> that is -- and a 20-10 showdown. >> i know we're going to be a good football team. we have to crank it up this week. >> the hokies host james madison on saturday. maryland's new president introduced kevin anderson.
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the school's new ad. he comes to college park from west point where he oversaw army in 2004. and no doubt enjoyed maryland's 17-14 win over navy and takes over for -- for debbie who moved to north carolina state after 16 years at maryland. and tiger woods selected by captain pavin as the member of the 12th player of the american ryder's cup team. woods is the number one-ranked player in the world. join him are zach johnson, stewart cink and rickey fouler. the -- rickey fowler. the ryder cup is october 1, 2, and 3 in wales. now you have the newses edge. back here at 10. the news edge at 11. hope you will be, too.
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